|Name Komaruddin Hidayat|
|Books Wisdom of Life|
|Preceded by Prof. Dr. Azyumardi Azra|
Born October 18, 1953 (age 62) Indonesia Magelang, Indonesia (1953-10-18)
Occupation Rector of Jakarta Islamic State University
Education Middle East Technical University (1990)
Komaruddin Hidayat (born October 18, 1953 in Magelang, Central Java) is a Muslim academic and intellectual from Indonesia. He has been rector of UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta) since 2006. His intellectual ability was demonstrated at several study and research institutions. Apart from his academic work, he was also a columnist in the mass media.
Komar has been close to the Islamic world since childhood, particularly the "pesantren" (Islamic boarding schools). He graduated from a modern boarding school in Pabelan (Magelang) in 1969 and the Pesantren al-Iman (Muntilan) in 1971. He then earned a BA in Islamic Education (1977) and a doctorate in the same area at IAIN Jakarta (the old UIN Jakarta) in 1981.
Komar continued his doctoral studies abroad. He received a doctorate in Western Philosophy at Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey) in 1990.
Komar became a Professor at the Graduate Faculty of IAIN Jakarta in 1990, a lecturer with the Graduate Faculty of the University of Indonesia in 1992, and a professor at the School of Philosophy (STF) Driyarkara in since 1993. On October 17, 2006, in a senate meeting chaired by Azyumardi Azra in the main auditorium of UIN Jakarta, Komar was elected rector of the university. He won the electoral votes of two other candidates, Prof. Dr. Masykuri Abdillah and Prof. Dr. Suwito.
Komar is a columnist in the mass media such as Kompas and Seputar Indonesia and Republika. He has sat on the Editorial Board of the magazine Ulumul Qur'an since 1991, the Editorial Board of Studia Islamika since 1994, and the Board of Editors of the Encyclopedia of the Islamic World. He is also Director of the Centre for Contemporary Islamic Development Studies (Pusat Kajian Pengembangan Islam Kontemporer), UIN Jakarta (since 1995). Since 1990 he has been a researcher with the Endowments Paramadina Foundation (Yayasan Wakaf Paramadina), Jakarta.
Komar was born in a poor family in Muntilan.  Although the circumstances are not favorable, it has a strong motivation to achieve the best education. To achieve success, Komar has a big motivation which will be emphasized four things.  Four of the things that became a turning point for his life. First, the sad condition of my hometown. Second, the death of the mother since childhood.  Third, the figure of her grandmother, Qomariyah, a wise and instill a greater spirit of life. [4 ] Fourth, the presence of the figure of Kiai Hamam Ja'far and boarding conditions that become social background where he grew into an adult figure. 
Komar grandmother is a wise man. It replaced the role of mothers who have meninggalkannnya since childhood.  Apart from admiration of his grandmother, Komar also got a boost of motivation from scholars in Pesantren Pabelan Ja'far Hamam, Magelang. Komar rate, Hamam Kiai figure that has been regarded as the father figure is like Moses.  That is, the figure of a leader, role model, and giving instructions that are always tough to conquer inequality and poverty. 
Kiai Hamam Komar teaches that human beings have a right to independence, to live.  Kiai Hamam showed high spirit and work ethic demonstrated when the Prophet migrated.  Komar also got the message that the principle of life must be like water. If Just remember, it will be a source of disease, while if it flows, it will be clean. 
Thanks to these motivations, Komar traveled to Jakarta at the age of 18 years so that eventually some of the achievements he won, among others, have kesematan studied abroad and became rector of the university.  He also has traveled to 30 countries within the framework of seminars and comparative studies to the problem cultural and religious development with universities and NGOs.